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The formation of Christian theology in Alexandria

Willem H. Oliver, Mokhele J.S. Madise
Verbum et Ecclesia | Vol 35, No 1 | a1314 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/ve.v35i1.1314 | © 2014 Willem H. Oliver, Mokhele J.S. Madise | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 25 November 2013 | Published: 12 June 2014

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Willem H. Oliver, Department of Christian Spirituality, Church History and Missiology, University of South Africa, South Africa
Mokhele J.S. Madise, Department of Christian Spirituality, Church History and Missiology, University of South Africa, South Africa


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Abstract

Jesus was born in Palestine. He was the main determinant for the foundation of a religious movement or sect later called Christianity. This movement, founded in Palestine after the ascension of Jesus, with Jerusalem as its main centre of worship, was merely a Judaeo-Christian sect. In Jerusalem, the adherents to this movement were not really distinctive from the Jewish religion, as they worshipped the same God, Yahweh, went to the same Temple and/or synagogues and kept the same Jewish Laws. After the destruction of the Temple in 70 CE, many Jews, including the

Keywords

Alexandria; early Christianity; Catechetical School; Judaism

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